Re: Extra-national academics

Cameron Laird (claird@Starbase.NeoSoft.COM)
6 Dec 1994 11:07:37 -0600

In article <>,
Gil Hardwick <> wrote:
[remarks on academics of
one nationality holding
positions in institutions
of a different country]
>If this practice is widespread yet in the reality manages to achieve
>little more than catering to the restless whim of individuals wanting
>to make money and enhance their own prospects, how are we to maintain
>the integrity of established knowledge?
In fact, the claim is that this *promotes* "the integrity of
established knowledge". I understand how alien the idea sounds
in some settings, but it's another application of the "invisi-
ble hand" insights (or ideology) that we typically trace through
Smith: the restlessness and whimsy of individual academics
deciding for themselves where to decamp serve to test, and there-
fore strengthen, "established knowledge."


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